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It’s come to this.
The specific whites of Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow aren’t going to like tomorrow’s international protest one bit.
Not one bit!
“GLOBAL FREE PUSSY RIOT DAY - FRIDAY AUGUST 17th – FreePussyRiot.org
The ‘Free Pussy Riot’ protest is a worldwide response to Russian authorities detaining three young women for performing an anti-Putin song in a cathedral in Moscow in February. Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Ekaterina Samucevich are the three women and members of Pussy Riot, a feminist collective punk band known for impromptu performances with a political agenda to promote basic rights, gender equality and the lack of justice involving the powers that be.
The global pussy riot campaign is going to be held in major cities around the world this Friday to urge Putin and Russian authorities for a fair hearing for the girls’ sentencing. With support from celebrities such as Madonna and Pete Townshend, and of Amnesty International the pussy riot has become a movement to show support for these three women and more importantly to show Russian authorities their decision will not go unnoticed.
In San Francisco their are two events being held:
At 3:00 PM on Friday supporters will be meeting at the Russian Consulate 2790 Green Street.
At 6:30 PM they will be meeting at Justin Herman Plaza.
“As a musician who has spoken out against political figures, I am deeply troubled that the Russian government is punishing its citizens for voicing their opinions through music. Music is an essential tool for voicing opinions about everything from gender to oppression. To outlaw the free expression of these ideas is to embrace tyranny. Letting artists speak is the hallmark of a free society.”
-Peaches (Canadian electro-pop/punk rocker) link to her new song/video “FREE PUSSY RIOT” http://vimeo.com/47483917
Buenos Aires: http://www.facebook.com/events/271199299647295/
Derry, Ireland: http://www.facebook.com/events/102245836592357/
Florence (Firenze) : http://www.facebook.com/events/459331887430924/
Mendoza, Argentina: https://www.facebook.com/events/488788877798731/
Minneapolis : http://www.facebook.com/events/453640387991012/
St. Petersburg: http://vk.com/freepussyriot170812spb
Tournai, Belgium : https://www.facebook.com/events/372254449510600/
Or maybe it was nearby Cathedral Hill Tower, memory fades…
Regardless, here’s another excellent capture from that wandering troubador The Tens.
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ABC7 KGO TV”s I-Team, featuring chief investigative reporter Dan Noyes, brings news of a settlement in San Francisco’s Baker’s Dozen / News Year’s Bash / Gleegate incident from a couple years back. The question at the time was “what’s up with Ken Garcia“?
That was a reference to this column from January 2007: Ken Garcia: Politics bubble beneath Yale Baker’s Dozen case, which provided justification for what happened to the Baker’s Dozen. The trouble with this is today’s news of the statements from San Francisco locals Richard Aicardi and Brian Dwyer, who both go:
“There is no justification for what happened to the Baker’s Dozen.“
Yale’s Baker’s Dozen, during happier times:
So that’s the danger when you set up a straw man argument, one involving “singing saints” and “Catholic school thugs” – you might not be able to knock it down.
Looks like things might be a little less festive this weekend since 50 degree weather isn’t exactly conducive to hula dancing, but there’s stuff going on until the end of the year.
As seen on Post Street:
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This weekend’s sked is below, with other days after the jump.
See you there!
Saturday, December 13
10 am-4 pm - Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire – Kimochi Kai (St. Mary’s Cathedral Event Center)
Noon - Koto performance – Murasaki Ensemble (Japan Center Kinokuniya Bldg.}
1 pm - Taiko drum performance – Somei Yoshino Taiko (Japan Center Kinokuniya Bldg.)
2 pm - Hawaiian dancing – Performance by Keolalaulani Hawaiian Dancers – Canceled due to weather.
Sunday, December 14
1 pm - Japanese classical dancing – Michiya Hanayagi Dancers – Canceled due to weather.
3 pm - Traditional Okinawan dancing – Ohtori Kinsen Kai – Canceled due to weather.